Knife man in court

A WARRNAMBOOL ‘ice’ user who allegedly forced his way into his former partner’s home armed with a knife has been remanded in custody until next Monday.

Bradley Godwin, 27, of Curtain Street, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded in custody after deciding not to apply for bail.

Mr Godwin has been charged with aggravated burglary, assault with a weapon and being armed with criminal intent.

Solicitor Xavier Farrelly said he was seeking a place in a detoxification centre for Mr Godwin, who also had  custody management issues.

He said his client had been prescribed valium and other medications but was yet to see a doctor since being taken into custody on Monday morning and was withdrawing from methamphetamine use.

Magistrate John Lesser recommended Mr Godwin be assessed by a nurse or doctor as soon as possible and remanded him in custody for a week.

Police told a bail justice that at 4.45am on Monday Mr Godwin went to the Wanstead Street home of his former partner armed with a 30cm red ceramic kitchen knife.

He banged on the front door and when his former partner answered the door Mr Godwin threatened her and forced his way into the house.

Also in the house at the time were two other females, a man and a six-year-old boy.

Mr Godwin is alleged to have shaped up to the females and the man and called his former partner derogatory names before pushing her and holding up the knife towards her.

He also attempted to chase the man, who locked himself in the bedroom. 

The three women tried to calm down Mr Godwin, who allegedly threw the knife at the bedroom door.

He also tried to kick open the door but eventually sat in the lounge,  yelling at the man to come out and arguing with his former partner.

When police officers arrived to arrest Mr Godwin they deemed him too intoxicated to be interviewed. He was placed in the Warrnambool police station cells to sober up.

Mr Godwin was interviewed at 9am and made admissions to being in the Wanstead Street home without permission. 

He told police he had drunk a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey and two stubbies of beer and had limited recollection of what had happened.


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